University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
September 13, 2009
THE SAGE HANDBOOK OF CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY: E. McLaughlin, T. Newburn, eds., Sage: London, Forthcoming
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/84
Governmentality is an analytic approach that emphasises the nature and implications of government plans in terms of (A) the ways in which they identify and imagine problems, (B) the resulting ways they create tools and techniques for dealing with the problem, and (C) the kinds of situation, institutions and subjects they seek to create through the process of governance. This chapter explores the ways in which governmentality has been taken-up in criminology, the specific characteristics of the criminological approach that has emerged on consequence, and the overall value and limitations of this way of doing criminology.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: governmentality, criminology, neo-liberalism, punishment, risk, neoliberalism
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30
Date posted: September 15, 2009
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